|Antony Gormley: Sculpted space, within and without - TED.com|
Legendary sculptor Antony Gormley riffs on space and the human form. His works explore the interior space we feel within our own bodies -- and the exterior space we feel around us, knowing that we are just dots in space and time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Ivan Krastev: Can democracy exist without trust? - TED.com|
Five great revolutions have shaped political culture over the past 50 years, says theorist Ivan Krastev. He shows how each step forward -- from the cultural revolution of the ‘60s to recent revelations in the field of neuroscience -- has also helped erode trust in the tools of democracy. As he says, "What went right is also what went wrong." Can democracy survive?
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; politics; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Malte Spitz: Your phone company is watching - TED.com|
What kind of data is your cell phone company collecting? Malte Spitz wasn’t too worried when he asked his operator in Germany to share information stored about him. Multiple unanswered requests and a lawsuit later, Spitz received 35,830 lines of code -- a detailed, nearly minute-by-minute account of half a year of his life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; technology; telecom; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Andrew Blum: What is the Internet, really? - TED.com|
When a squirrel chewed through a cable and knocked him offline, journalist Andrew Blum started wondering what the Internet was really made of. So he set out to go see it -- the underwater cables, secret switches and other physical bits that make up the net.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; business; exploration; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Julian Treasure: Why architects need to use their ears - TED.com|
Because of poor acoustics, students in classrooms miss 50 percent of what their teachers say and patients in hospitals have trouble sleeping because they continually feel stressed. Julian Treasure sounds a call to action for designers to pay attention to the “invisible architecture” of sound.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; sound; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Read Montague: What we're learning from 5,000 brains - TED.com|
Mice, bugs and hamsters are no longer the only way to study the brain. Functional MRI (fMRI) allows scientists to map brain activity in living, breathing, decision-making human beings. Read Montague gives an overview of how this technology is helping us understand the complicated ways in which we interact with each other.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; neuroscience; science; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|A sense of humor about Afghanistan? Artist Aman Mojadidi shows how - TED.com|
Afghan-American artist Aman Mojadidi calls himself “Afghan by blood, redneck by the grace of god.” Playing off his two identities, the TED Fellow's bold, funny, thought-provoking artwork explores jihad, gangsterism, consumers and corruption in modern Afghanistan.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; culture; politics; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club - TED.com|
In 1812, four men at Cambridge University met for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men -- who called themselves “natural philosophers” until they later coined “scientist” -- introduced four major principles into scientific inquiry. Historian and philosopher Laura Snyder tells their intriguing story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; history; science; storytelling; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Ramesh Raskar: A camera that takes one trillion frames per second - TED.com|
Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it shows the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build cameras that can look “around” corners or see inside the body without X-rays.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; innovation; invention; photography; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
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|Bahia Shehab: A thousand times no - TED.com|
Art historian Bahia Shehab has long been fascinated with the Arabic script for ‘no.’ When revolution swept through Egypt in 2011, she began spraying the image in the streets saying no to dictators, no to military rule and no to violence.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; world cultures; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami - TED.com|
Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; health; physics; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life - TED.com|
When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience -- and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; gaming; medicine; science; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix - TED.com|
Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; creativity; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Catarina Mota: Play with smart materials - TED.com|
Ink that conducts electricity; a window that turns from clear to opaque at the flip of a switch; a jelly that makes music. All this stuff exists, and Catarina Mota says: It's time to play with it. Mota leads us on a tour of surprising and cool new materials, and suggests that the way we'll figure out what they're good for is to experiment, tinker and have fun.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; design; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Tim Leberecht: 3 ways to (usefully) lose control of your brand - TED.com|
The days are past (if they ever existed) when a person, company or brand could tightly control their reputation -- online chatter and spin mean that if you're relevant, there's a constant, free-form conversation happening about you that you have no control over. Tim Leberecht offers three big ideas about accepting that loss of control, even designing for it -- and using it as an impetus to recommit to your values.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; design; social media; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Melissa Marshall: Talk nerdy to me - TED.com|
Melissa Marshall brings a message to all scientists (from non-scientists): We're fascinated by what you're doing. So tell us about it -- in a way we can understand. In just 4 minutes, she shares powerful tips on presenting complex scientific ideas to a general audien
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; engineering; science; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world - TED.com|
The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent. In this inspiring talk, he lists the four core principles that show how this open world can be a far better place.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; future; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust - TED.com|
There's been an explosion of collaborative consumption -- web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills. Rachel Botsman explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work: trust, influence, and what she calls "reputation capital."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; collaboration; community; web; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree - TED.com|
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers -- and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; leadership; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Wayne McGregor: A choreographer’s creative process in real time - TED.com|
We all use our body on a daily basis, and yet few of us think about our physicality the way Wayne McGregor does. He demonstrates how a choreographer communicates ideas to an audience, working with two dancers to build phrases of dance, live and unscripted, on the TEDGlobal stage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; dance; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Susan Solomon: The promise of research with stem cells - TED.com|
Calling them "our bodies' own repair kits," Susan Solomon advocates research using lab-grown stem cells. By growing individual pluripotent stem cell lines, her team creates testbeds that could accelerate research into curing diseases -- and perhaps lead to individualized treatment, targeted not just to a particular disease but a particular person.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health care; medical research; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Max Little: A test for Parkinson’s with a phone call - TED.com|
Parkinson’s disease affects 6.3 million people worldwide, causing weakness and tremors, but there's no objective way to detect it early on. Yet. Applied mathematician and TED Fellow Max Little is testing a simple, cheap tool that in trials is able to detect Parkinson's with 99 percent accuracy -- in a 30-second phone call.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; disease; global issues; innovation; math; medicine; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Matt Mills: Image recognition that triggers augmented reality - TED.com|
Matt Mills and Tamara Roukaerts demonstrate Aurasma, a new augmented reality tool that can seamlessly animate the world as seen through a smartphone. Going beyond previous augmented reality, their "auras" can do everything from making a painting talk to overlaying live news onto a printed newspaper.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; design; interface design; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education - TED.com|
Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. Each keystroke, comprehension quiz, peer-to-peer forum discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed and, most importantly, absorbed.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; computers; education; global issues; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Jason McCue: Terrorism is a failed brand - TED.com|
In this gripping talk, lawyer Jason McCue urges for a new way to attack terrorism, to weaken its credibility with those who are buying the product -- the recruits. He shares stories of real cases where he and other activists used this approach to engage and create change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; crime; global issues; law; marketing; violence; war; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods - TED.com|
Call it fuel without fossils: Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. Hear his team's bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; alternative energy; business; energy; oceans; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Pankaj Ghemawat: Actually, the world isn't flat - TED.com|
It may seem that we're living in a borderless world where ideas, goods and people flow freely from nation to nation. We're not even close, says Pankaj Ghemawat. With great data (and an eye-opening survey), he argues that there's a delta between perception and reality in a world that's maybe not so hyperconnected after all.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; global issues; social change; social media; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|John Wilbanks: Let’s pool our medical data - TED.com|
When you're getting medical treatment, or taking part in medical testing, privacy is important; strict laws limit what researchers can see and know about you. But what if your medical data could be used -- anonymously -- by anyone seeking to test a hypothesis? John Wilbanks wonders if the desire to protect our privacy is slowing research, and if opening up medical data could lead to a wave of health care innovation.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; medical research; open-source; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Vicki Arroyo: Let's prepare for our new climate - TED.com|
Set aside the politics: Data shows that climate change is happening, measurably, now. And as Vicki Arroyo says, it's time to prepare our homes and cities for the new climate, with its increased risk of flooding, drought and uncertainty. She illustrates this inspiring talk with bold projects from cities all over the world -- local examples of thinking ahead.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cities; climate change; global issues; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders - TED.com|
John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design, delivers a funny and charming talk that spans a lifetime of work in art, design and technology, concluding with a picture of creative leadership in the future. Watch for demos of Maeda’s earliest work -- and even a computer made of people.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; art; arts; computers; creativity; design; humor; leadership; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
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|Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination - TED.com|
Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that's inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine -- from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, "You don't need anyone's permission to make something great."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; open-source; robots; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Beth Noveck: Demand a more open-source government - TED.com|
What can governments learn from the open-data revolution? In this stirring talk, Beth Noveck, the former deputy CTO at the White House, shares a vision of practical openness -- connecting bureaucracies to citizens, sharing data, creating a truly participatory democracy. Imagine the "writable society" ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; global issues; government; politics; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Becci Manson: (Re)touching lives through photos - TED.com|
In the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, mixed into the wreckage were lost and damaged photos of families and loved ones. Photo retoucher Becci Manson, together with local volunteers and a global group of colleagues she recruited online, helped clean and fix them, restoring those memories to their owners.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Asia; culture; disaster relief; memory; photography; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Candy Chang: Before I die I want to... - TED.com|
In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors' answers -- surprising, poignant, funny -- became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What's your answer?)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Fellows; arts; cities; community; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Keith Chen: Could your language affect your ability to save money? - TED.com|
What can economists learn from linguists? Behavioral economist Keith Chen introduces a fascinating pattern from his research: that languages without a concept for the future -- "It rain tomorrow," instead of "It will rain tomorrow" -- correlate strongly with high savings rates. Read more about Chen’s explorations »
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; behavioral economics; business; data; economics; language; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Boaz Almog “levitates” a superconductor - TED.com|
How can a super-thin, three-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In a riveting, futuristic demonstration, Boaz Almog shows how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail -- completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; demo; innovation; magic; physics; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Nina Tandon: Could tissue engineering mean personalized medicine? - TED.com|
Each of our bodies is utterly unique, which is a lovely thought until it comes to treating an illness -- when every body reacts differently, often unpredictably, to standard treatment. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips. (Call it extremely personalized medicine.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; engineering; health care; medical research; medicine; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Ruby Wax: What's so funny about mental illness? - TED.com|
Diseases of the body garner sympathy, says comedian Ruby Wax -- except those of the brain. Why is that? With dazzling energy and humor, Wax, diagnosed a decade ago with clinical depression, urges us to put an end to the stigma of mental illness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; brain; comedy; culture; entertainment; evolution; humor; mental health; society; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Michael Hansmeyer: Building unimaginable shapes - TED.com|
Inspired by cell division, Michael Hansmeyer writes algorithms that design outrageously fascinating shapes and forms with millions of facets. No person could draft them by hand, but they're buildable -- and they could revolutionize the way we think of architectural form.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; algorithm; architecture; arts; design; math; software; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Jamie Drummond: How to set goals ... for the world - TED.com|
In 2000, the UN laid out 8 goals to make the world better by reducing poverty and disease -- with a deadline of 2015. As that deadline approaches, Jamie Drummond of ONE.org runs down the surprising successes of the 8 Millennium Development Goals, and suggests a crowdsourced reboot for the next 15 years.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; development; global issues; health care; poverty; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Michael Anti: Behind the Great Firewall of China - TED.com|
Michael Anti (aka Jing Zhao) has been blogging from China for 12 years. Despite the control the central government has over the Internet -- "All the servers are in Beijing" -- he says that hundreds of millions of microbloggers are in fact creating the first national public sphere in the country's history, and shifting the balance of power in unexpected ways.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; china; global issues; journalism; social media; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain - TED.com|
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; cognitive science; neuroscience; science; youth; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Ellen Jorgensen: Biohacking -- you can do it, too - TED.com|
We have personal computing, why not personal biotech? That’s the question biologist Ellen Jorgensen and her colleagues asked themselves before opening Genspace, a nonprofit DIYbio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology. Far from being a sinister Frankenstein's lab (as some imagined it), Genspace offers a long list of fun, creative and practical uses for DIYbio.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; biotech; community; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are - TED.com|
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; business; psychology; self; success; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools - TED.com|
How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks us through the PISA test, a global measurement that ranks countries against one another -- then uses that same data to help schools improve. Watch to find out where your country stacks up, and learn the single factor that makes some systems outperform others.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; education; global issues; inequality; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Usman Riaz and Preston Reed: A young guitarist meets his hero - TED.com|
Usman Riaz is a 21-year-old whiz at the percussive guitar, a style he learned to play by watching his heroes on YouTube. The TED Fellow plays onstage at TEDGlobal 2012 -- followed by a jawdropping solo from the master of percussive guitar, Preston Reed. And watch these two guitarists take on a very spur-of-the-moment improv.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Fellows; entertainment; live music; music; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside - TED.com|
"Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; health care; mental health; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
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|Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world - TED.com|
The world is changing much more rapidly than most people realize, says business educator Eddie Obeng -- and creative output cannot keep up. In this spirited talk, he highlights three important changes we should understand for better productivity, and calls for a stronger culture of “smart failure."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; education; failure; productivity; success; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption - TED.com|
Our leaders need to be held accountable, says journalist Heather Brooke. And she should know: Brooke uncovered the British Parliamentary financial expenses that led to a major political scandal in 2009. She urges us to ask our leaders questions through platforms like Freedom of Information requests -- and to finally get some answers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; corruption; culture; journalism; news; politics; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Neil Harbisson: I listen to color - TED.com|
Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color -- and yes, even listen to faces and paintings.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; cyborg; design; entertainment; innovation; music; prosthetics; sound; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012